Actions prior to the statement of shared futures
01_ CONTEXT AND PRELIMINARY ACTIONS.
[1.1] _ GRIGRI PIXEL 5 + VORTICES
The program of workshops and meetings around Shared Futures is a proposal by Grigri Projects in collaboration with Medialab Prado is framed within the of the 5th edition of Grigri Pixel and is part of the VÓRTICES program promoted by the Sercade center around a questioning about the exclusion of migrants in citizenship policies and practices.
[1.2] _ DESIGN OF THE SESSIONS AND THE CALL.
The Futures program began in February 2020 with the design of four sessions to be held between Sercade and Medialab Prado and with the launch of a call for collaborators through an action in a public space in the city, a small ephemeral intervention to communicate the program in a playful and meaningful way in terms of an active positioning concerning the idea of the future.
[1.3] _ WHY IS THIS REFLECTION ON A SHARED FUTURE NECESSARY?
The proposal is designed in collaboration with Yannick Tresor Dzuoko and Adam Hassane Saleh, community mediators from Sercade with whom we have worked on the previous edition of Grigri Pixel for 2019 on the theme of Hospitality.
This preliminary design work is specified in a collective work process to be developed over four weeks; Thus, we will start with the formation of work commissions around themes of reflection on the shared future and our main objective will be to prepare a manifesto that synthesizes the proposals made by the different commissions.
We ask ourselves, why this reflection on a shared future is necessary?
We want to vindicate the importance of anyone, who has just arrived, who is passing through, or who has lived here all their lives, to contribute to our common future in the city.
02 _ FIRST SESSION. Inauguration: Agreements and commitments.
A total of 40 people participate in the initial session proposed for March 4 in Sercade.
This first session is structured around three activities:
- PERSONAL IMAGINARIES
- FORMATION OF COMMISSIONS AND OUTLINE OF PORTRAITS
- PRESENTATION AND REPRESENTATION OF PORTRAITS
[2.1] _ PERSONAL IMAGINARIES.
First of all, we individually reflect on personal imaginaries through three elements that are represented graphically:
– An object with which there is a special connection.
– A personal skill.
– A favorite place in the city of Madrid.
[2.2] _ FORMING COMMISSIONS AND OUTLINE OF PORTRAITS.
Second, we organize ourselves into eight groups of 5 people to define the work theme of each group as a future commission and we compose sketches of group portraits that will constitute the official photos of each of the commissions.
They will decide:
– The positions that each person in the photo will occupy.
– The objects that will appear in the photo and their arrangement.
– The composition of the image to be placed as the background.
Each commission synthesizes its proposal for a photo in a drawing, adding all the annotations that are considered to define in as much detail as possible the necessary instructions to take the photo that will be taken in the next session.
Two of the proposals/portrait sketches made in the commissions:
[2.3] _ PRESENTATION AND REPRESENTATION OF PORTRAITS.
Each commission presents the sketch made and represents roughly (with their own bodies) the proposed group portrait.
Above: Inter-Cultural Commission / Below: Sports Commission
In this link you can consult the complete catalog of IMAGINARIES and photo PROPOSALS made in the FIRST SESSION:
03 _ PROPOSAL FOR ONLINE CONTINUATION OF THE SESSIONS.
Based on the previous work carried out and given the impossibility of continuing with the remaining sessions in person, we propose a calendar to complete the proposal through an online task shared with the team of participants and other people who want to join.
In this way, we will carry out post-production of the photos taken in the first session to produce the postcards that will serve as the basis for the writing of the Madrid Futures Manifesto; Each of the postcards will represent each of the commissions formed and will collect the reflections related to the theme corresponding to each commission.
The issues raised by each committee were:
GROUP_1 Inter-Cultural Commission
GROUP_2 Commission of Economy and Community Development
GROUP_3 Transport and Communication Commission
GROUP_4 Celebration Commission
GROUP_5 Energy Commission
GROUP_6 Participation Commission
GROUP_7 Commission for the Ecological and Spiritual Transition
GROUP_8 Sports Commission
[3.1] _ CALENDAR
Thursday 30 April _ 18h30 Online presentation: Shared Future
We will make an online presentation to share the format and work methodology proposed for the writing of the manifesto as well as clearing up on possible doubts and suggestions that may arise.
Thursday 7 May _ 6:30 PM Sharing: Manifests
Once the collective writing of the manifestos is done, we will carry out another virtual presentation to share the manifestos and propose ways to share and disseminate them.
Thursday 14 May _ Presentation of the Manifests – Future Postcards.
Throughout the week we will gather the Manifests and we will give them their final format as Future Postcards, materials that will be used in the final presentation of the program through an online launch. Likewise, we will count on the work being done by the Common House, an initiative to generate a common house ready to host shared futures and serve as an attempt to enunciate other worlds, not only possible but urgent and necessary.
[3.2] _ HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
It is not necessary to have any specific experience or training, anyone can contribute by collaborating on the manifesto.
To participate, please contact our team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
04 _ EXTRA. The Common Home. #HagamosCasa
In parallel to the reformulation of the work sessions around the elaboration of the Postcards and the Futures Manifesto, and from the situation of confinement forced by the Covid19 health crisis that, unexpectedly, has gone through this process of collective reflection on futures and on how to open the spaces from which imaginary of the future are produced, we launched the proposal La Casa Común as a desire to continue sharing questions about how to make sure that, despite physical distancing, we can continue to imagine ourselves in a shared future in which it is desirable to live.
The proposal is simple and consists of a call to imagine a common house made up of anyone’s houses. Thus, we invite all those who wish to share a drawing of the floor plan of the space in which their confinement takes place.
With all the drawings received we will compose a common house that will be the sum of all our homes. A common house ready to host shared futures.
The common house is a work in progress that will last until the end of the confinement, these are some of the houses received so far:
In this link you can consult the complete catalog of the houses received: